Apple removed Tumblr from the iOS App Store at the end of last week, because the Yahoo-owned social network failed…
iPhone and iPad Tumblr app failed from App Store on Friday, November 16th. Shortly thereafter, Tumblr announced that it was “solving a problem” with the app, but ended briefly explaining the problem.
It was not until Download.com approached Tumblr with sources claiming child pornography was found on the service that the social network issued a statement that provided more information.
In his statement, Tumblr said that every image uploaded to the service is “scanned against an industry database with known material for sexual abuse against children” and images detected never reach the platform. However, a “routine review” had revealed content that was not yet included in the industry database, and Tumblr had acted “immediately” to remove it.
“Content protection is a challenging aspect of operational scaled platforms,” allow it. “We are continually evaluating further steps we can take to improve and there is no higher priority for our team.”
This is not the first time a popular app has been removed from the 1
9459003 App Store for prohibited content. In February, Apple encrypted messenger car telegram from its store to break Apple’s IOS Developer Guidelines, which requires that all apps hosted by user-generated content contain a method of filtering remarkable content from being published.
When the telegram fell against Apple’s guidelines, the app was back on App Store within 24 hours. Tumblr said getting its app reinstalled is its “top priority”, but it remains unavailable for iOS devices, although Android users can still download Tumblr through the Google Play Store.
(Via Verge .)